Moles, also referred to medically as nevi, are small, dark spots located in various places on the body. Made up of pigmented cells, they can range in color from very light brown to almost black. Moles are common and usually nothing to be concerned about; however, in some situations, they can point to more serious conditions such as melanoma. When moles change, are painful, itch, burn, bleed or are asymmetrical, you need to have them examined by a dermatologist. An experienced dermatologist well familiar with what to look for in cancerous or pre-cancerous moles, Dr. Gurgen provides safe and effective treatment options for dealing with them when necessary.